November 18, 2014
Last week, Rich Wong, partner at investment firm Accel Partners, said he sees more potential for mobile health apps and devices built on Android platforms than Apple, according to a report from Venture Beat.
Wong has been with Accel Partners since 2006 and has invested in Admob and 3LM, which were both acquired by Google; MoPub, which was acquired by Twitter; and Parature, which was acquired by...
November 17, 2014
Self-tracking data from wearable devices has gradually become important to your doctors, your employer, and your health insurer. Now it seems your lawyer wants in, too.
Vivametrica, a Canadian company that uses a device-agnostic platform to collect and analyze activity data for healthcare providers and employers, launched a new service for personal injury lawyers. Quantified data from the...
November 17, 2014
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached out to Apple to confirm that the health data collected by Apple's smartwatch, called Apple Watch, will not be sold to third parties, according to a report from Reuters.
Reuters explains that in the past few months, Apple representatives have met with FTC officials on multiple occasions to discuss the privacy issues surrounding the Apple Watch.
November 13, 2014
This week MobiHealthNews once again rounded up an up-to-date list of health and wellness apps that connect to Apple's HealthKit, a health and fitness data exchange that makes it easier for iOS apps to share data with each other. For this week's in-depth report, MobiHealthNews analyzed the ways in which these 137 health and wellness apps are integrating with HealthKit. Some only pull data from...
November 10, 2014
The burgeoning conflict between Fitbit and Apple heated up this week, with Apple pulling Fitbit products from its online store, as PhoneArena and SlashGear first spotted. This follows on rumors that the tech giant was pulling Fitbit from the shelves of physical Apple Stores, a move widely believed to be linked to Fitbit's reticence to integrate its app with Apple HealthKit. Other trackers from...
October 16, 2014
A few weeks ago, MobiHealthNews compiled a list of 23 health and wellness apps that connect to Apple’s HealthKit platform, which feeds health and wellness data from third party devices and apps into its consumer-facing app, called Health. Health is preloaded on all iPhones running iOS 8.
And even though, last week, popular activity tracker app Fitbit posted on its customer feedback forum that it...
October 9, 2014
Connected healthcare device sales will exceed $3 billion globally by 2019, according to a report from analysis firm Juniper Research.
Juniper explains that the connected healthcare devices it looked at include blood pressure cuffs, oximeters for diabetes, and sleep monitors for sleep apnea.
According to the research firm, this growth can be partially attributed to the result of Apple and Samsung'...
September 30, 2014
This week several companies announced that their apps now integrate with Apple's new Health app, which is preloaded on all new iOS devices and any Apple device that downloads the new iOS 8 operating system.
Apple's HealthKit platform, which feeds health and wellness data from third party devices and apps into its consumer-facing app, called Health, had an initial rocky launch last week when the...
September 9, 2014
Apple made its long-awaited wearable announcement today at a special event in Cupertino, as well as showing off the iPhone 6 and the new, larger iPhone 6 plus. As expected, Apple put a significant focus on fitness and wellness for the wristworn device, which is actually called Apple Watch not iWatch. The Apple Watch did not emerge as the advanced-sensing health device some envisioned. The device...
September 4, 2014
iHealth blood pressure cuff
Over the next five years, ABI Research expects 100 million wearable remote patient monitoring devices to ship.
This growth, ABI said, is in part a result of providers who are more aware of the benefits remote patient monitoring wearable devices can provide to patients outside of the hospital. ABI adds that because of the growing interest in these devices, there's a...